Knighton Drive

  • Leicester
  • LE2 3HD
  • Asking price

    £600,000 Offers Over
  • Bathrooms

    1

  • Bedrooms

    5

A particularly attractive five-bedroom Victorian home situated on arguably one of Stoneygate’s most sought-after tree-lined roads, offered with no upwards chain.

Description

A particularly attractive five-bedroom Victorian home situated on arguably one of Stoneygate’s most sought-after tree-lined roads. Offered to the market for the first time in over 20 years and now deemed necessary for refurbishment, the property spans just shy of 2,500 square feet of living accommodation spread across three floors, including the space found in the basement. The house’s original soaring proportions are cleverly counterbalanced by a neutral colour palette, characterised by spectacular ceiling covings, original picture rails, and sash windows. Certain rooms have been left unmodernised to act as a blank canvas to curate something truly special in this thriving suburb.

Set back from the road and boasting immediate kerb appeal, entry is approached through an original door with leaded stained-glass inserts, opening to a wide entrance hall complete with original Minton tiles, providing dual access to two reception rooms, an extended breakfast kitchen, w/c, and basement. To the front of the plan, a principal reception room with oak flooring and a newly fitted log-burner fireplace serves as an excellent focal point complete with a vintage marble-surround. Four incredible single-glazed sash windows bathe the space in natural light from the side aspect and provide a frame onto the front-garden. A second reception room is positioned centrally on the ground floor, featuring oak flooring and an original single-glazed timber-framed door providing a delightful view over the North-facing garden. To the rear of the plan, an extended breakfast-fitted kitchen, well-equipped to accommodate modern-day living, features an L-shaped breakfast island configuration with granite work surfaces and Fired Earth slate tiles. A six-ring gas-cylinder Smeg hob is centrally placed, along with integrated dishwasher, ample eye-level base units, and French timber doors providing convenient garden access. Additionally, the kitchen boasts a useful utility room at the far end, housing the washing machine and dryer. A spacious basement which requires updating throughout completes the downstairs accommodation. Following the necessary consents, the space found here could be altered to add further living accommodation in the form of a home-gym/cinema room.

A split-tier landing opens to three double bedrooms and a three-piece family bathroom with separate w/c. The largest room is situated at the front of the first floor, offering ample width and potential for an en-suite, with two large single-glazed sash windows overlooking Knighton Drive but requires modernisation throughout. A second double bedroom is centrally located on the first floor, featuring an original feature fireplace, modern oak flooring, and views onto the rear garden. The third bedroom, found at the far end of the first floor, includes fitted wardrobes and two sets of original single-glazed sash windows. A three-piece family bathroom complete with Fired Earth-tiles, a walk-in shower and roll-top bath, along with a separate w/c, complete the first floor accommodation. A further set of stairs leads to two additional double bedrooms and a separate storage room, which could easily be reconfigured into a further bedroom or additional shower-room. All three of these rooms require renovation throughout.

Outside, an incredibly private and mature North-facing garden extends from the kitchen and second reception room through French timber doors. Featuring a gravelled area and mainly laid-to-lawn greenery, the garden space is perfect for alfresco dining. Well-established with blooming Wisteria, Buxus plants and various fruit trees, the property offers immense privacy from nearby properties on both sides, with the added benefit of a deep driveway and a detached garage providing unusual off-road parking for several vehicles, a real rarity in this part of Stoneygate.

Priced competitively to reflect the necessary refurbishment, and with renovated homes of a similar size on this road often exceeding £750,000, high levels of interest are expected. Offered with no upward chain.

Vendor comments:

“ This has been a fabulous home for several years and though it requires modernisation, we know it will serve as an excellent family home in a thriving suburb, nearby to excellent amenities found along Allandale Road, Queens Road and popular primary and secondary schools. “

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